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unddiefliege's avatar

How can i change the standard program for pdfs in safari?

Asked by unddiefliege (115 points ) May 20th, 2008

i installed CS3 trial version, but without the so slow acrobat reader. now i cant view pdfs in safari, because he keeps on asking for the location of my acrobat reader…

where can i change the settings to the standard programm “preview”?

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klaas4's avatar

Download and install http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/. Go to System Preferences, Default Apps (if not already opened), click on the tab Extensions, go to PDF, and select Preview in the box on the right.

See this screen: http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/ExtensionsScreen.png.

Hope that helps!
Davey.

unddiefliege's avatar

thanx – but i dont have “default apps in my system preferences…?

jrpowell's avatar

“Get Info” on a PDF file and point always open with to Preview.

unddiefliege's avatar

oh, sorry, misunderstood… comes from a stressy lifestyle ;)

is there another way too?

thanx, mario

klaas4's avatar

John Powell is right too. Right click on any PDF file you have in your computer, select Get Info, select in that window: “Always open with”, and select Preview in the box.

jrpowell's avatar

See this image to see how to set it. And yeah. It is a PNG but it works the same for a PDF.
http://www.indielyrics.info/getinfo.png

klaas4's avatar

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unddiefliege's avatar

“Right click on any PDF file you have in your computer, select Get Info, select in that window: “Always open with”, and select Preview in the box.”

did that already – won’t help…

klaas4's avatar

Then try my method. See if that helps.

jrpowell's avatar

Did you hit the “Change All” button.

unddiefliege's avatar

@ john: yeah,i did. thanks!
@davey: i will, thanks!

fluther is great, isn’t it?

klaas4's avatar

Sure it is. :)

jrpowell's avatar

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Spargett's avatar

Also, if you want PDFs to open using Safari’s plugin as opposed to Adobe’s bloated PDF reader plugin, changes the setting in Acrobat Pro’s preferences to use Safari’s plugin.

chaosrob's avatar

There’s also MisFox, which basically does the same thing (ie. allows you to select your preferences for default apps, file mappings and protocol helpers), albeit to a slightly more detailed degree.

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